Ford selects Haywood County as site for $5.6B manufacturing plant
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
The thirty-six-hundred-acre campus will be Ford's largest production plant in the country. It will be called Blue Oval City. Ford and South Korean battery manufacturer SK innovation will invest $5.6 billion to build on the Memphis regional mega-site.
This plant will produce the next generation of all-electric F-series trucks beginning in 2025.
“This is a watershed moment for Tennesseans as we lead the future of the automotive industry and advanced manufacturing,” says Governor Bill Lee.
The campus is located less than an hour from Jackson and Memphis off of exit 42 on I-40. The campus will include the Ford assembly plant, a supplier park and a battery manufacturing plant operated by BlueOvalSK.
“Ford’s investment in the mega-site will bring in thousands of jobs and will reshape west Tennessee's economy for generations to come,” says Representative David Kustoff.
The Tennessee department of economic and community development projected that the plant will bring new jobs, both directly and indirectly, to support the site’s operations.
The state of Tennessee expects this new plant to bring nearly thirty thousand new jobs to West Tennessee.